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Professional motocross racing comes to Mt. Pleasant

MotocrossSome of the nation’s top pro and amateur motocross racers will converge at Soaring Eagle Resort & Casino on Aug. 30 for the inaugural running of the Edge of Summer MX event, featuring an appearance by the all-time winningest motocross racer, Ricky “RC” Carmichael, along with his RCH Racing business partner and freestyle MX legend Carey Hart.

Featuring 22 amateur classes, from 18+ to 60+ in novice to expert classes, racing on the Carmichael-designed, Mark Barnett “Bomberbuilt” and RedBud (Mich.) MX-built track on the Soaring Eagle grounds, the Edge of Summer MX event will rock the central Michigan action sports scene to its core with an entire day – and night, under the lights – of motocross racing action.

“The Edge of Summer MX event at Soaring Eagle is another epic collaboration from RCH Racing, RedBud and Soaring Eagle – a spectacular event in-the-making,” said Wendy Reeve, CEO Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. “With RCH Racing and RedBud sharing their exemplary talent and genius with the sport of motocross, Soaring Eagle is thrilled to unveil a challenging, custom-designed motocross track on our property – complete with a $50,000 purse, a quality field of racers, merchandise, food and fun for the entire family for only twenty bucks.”

Winding around the Soaring Eagle grounds – in the same area where they raced the AMSOIL Championship Snocross (snowmobile) event this past winter – the Edge of Summer MX event promises to be an entire day of motorsports entertainment, culminating with one of the Midwest’s largest pro purse races of the summer … under the lights and high above the Soaring Eagle grounds.

“Words can’t describe how thrilled we are for Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort to experience our first action-packedmotocross race on property.” said Raul Venegas, Director of Marketing and Entertainment at Soaring Eagle. “I’m personally looking forward to the inaugural ‘Edge of Summer MX’ weekend. I’ve been keeping an eye on the designers, dirt movers and builders while they’ve developed the track. With each new mound and jump created, I get visions of the riders catching air while racing at top speeds in our own backyard. It’s an exciting venture to be a part of. I’m looking forward to a large crowd of spectators out here to watch the wide spectrum of skill levels racing all day Saturday. The Edge of Summer MX event wouldn’t be possible without the partnership and collaborative efforts of RCH, RedBud MX and the entire Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort family. Golf benefiting charity, great music and moto… There’s something for everyone on this amazing weekend at Soaring Eagle.”

Throughout the day fans will be able meet and greet with Carmichael and Hart, posing for photos and getting autographs from two of the most well-known action sports stars in the world. Partnering with Soaring Eagle, Carmichael and Hart – along with RedBud MX, the world’s premier MX track (located right here in Michigan) – have combined on what should prove to be an incredible and most memorable day/night of motorsports action right in the heart of the state.

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